THE MORPHOLOGICAL DIVERSITY OF SELECTED TRAITS OF WORLD COLLECTION OF POPPY GENOTYPES (GENUS PAPAVER)
2009, 10 (2) p. 183-192
In the fi rst stage of research the 404 genotypes of poppy (Papaver) from World collection were evaluated during 1999. The fi eld trial was established on research base of SAU in Nitra. The aim of the study was to assess morphological characteristic and diversity of selected traits of poppy plants and create a digitalized visual documentation of studied traits of collection. 50-60 individuals for each accession were cultivated. During vegetation period 22 morphological traits have been assess and visual documentation of main fl ower, lower leaf, capsules and seed was made. During the phase of mature, 20 randomly selected plants were analyzed for 24 qualitative and quantitative traits. On the base of screening follow-up assessment of 94 genotypes was broadening of 8 morphometric analysis of plant during 2003. In present work variability of evaluated traits and morphometric analysis of 24 selected genotypes of poppy is discussed. On the base of morphometric analysis, the important diversity of observed traits have been recognized in agro-climatic conditions of Slovakia, documented by statistical characteristics and by digitalized documentation of accessions.